|Videogame-only Kickstarter alternative debuting at E3 2012|
|Posted: 22.04.2012 06:34 by JonahFalcon||Comments: 6|
Netherlands-based will be debuting at E3 2012, with the intention of being a crowd fundraising service like Kickstarter, but only servicing videogame development. The other major difference will be that the company will be focusing on European development at first.
According to CEO Korstiaan Zandvliet, there's another important difference. Those who invest become actual investors with the chance of earning money.
"The main difference between Gambitious and the currently popular Kickstarter is that the former does not rely on donations. Instead, a developer decides what percentage of the required funding people can buy. Someone who invests money in a project, becomes a shareholder and is entitled to dividends," stated Zandvliet.
The service will also be aiming at Steam, iTunes, Nintendo eShop, Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network development.
Several high profile projects were launched on Kickstarter, including Wasteland 2, Shadowrun Returns, The Banner Saga and Double Fine Adventure. Since March, Kickstarter has $10M for projects.
Source: Games Industry BIZ